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VOLUME 10 / DECEMBER 2015


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Semantic Approach of Polysemy

Abstract

This article is concerned with the linguistic semantic phenomenon of polysemy. Treated together with homonymy both represent quite complex linguistic phenomena, which deserves proper treatment. In this article we mainly deal with the main sources and cases which create polysemy both in English and Albanian language in order to have a better understanding of the polysemy itself and in relation with homonymy. Using all the time a comparative approach, we have tried to group the main sources of polysemy, illustrating them with relevant examples from both languages.

Keywords

Polysemy; Homonymy; Polisemantic word; Diachronic; Synchronic; Lexical semantic polysemy; Etymology

Authors

Sonila Daiu

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